Rise & Shine: What you need to know before the ASX opens
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On the local data front, there’s a couple of monthly economic report cards in the form of NAB’s business survey (Tuesday) and the Westpac consumer sentiment index (Wednesday).
Globally, keep an eye out for US inflation data for January on Wednesday night (Australian time), with US Fed chair Jerome Powell also scheduled to speak that night at the Economic Club of New York.
The following companies are in trading halts and are expected to exit over the next two trading days:
PolarX (ASX:PXX) – capital raising
Macarthur Minerals (ASX:MIO) – project announcement
Magnis Energy Technologies (ASX:MNS) – funding agreement
Argosy Minerals (ASX:AGY) – capital raising
Jatcorp (ASX:JAT) – supply contract
First Au (ASX:FAU) – capital raising
Amani Gold (ASX:ANL) – capital raising
Comet Resources (ASX:CRL) – project financing
Cann Group (ASX:CAN) – investigation
Little Green Pharma (ASX:LGP) – capital raising
Jadar Resources (ASX:JDR) – acquisition
Metals X (ASX:MLX) – sale of copper assets
Lindian Resources (ASX:LIN) – MOU
MSM Corporation (ASX:MSM) – proposed transaction
Gold: $US1,814.36 ($2,367.25) (+1.23%)
Silver: $US26.92 ($35.12) (+2.39%)
Oil (WTI): $US57.06 (+1.49%)
Oil (Brent): $US59.59 (+1.27%)
Coal: $US81.50 (+3.56%)
Iron 62pc Fe: $US153.90 (-0.92%)
AUD/USD: $US0.7662 (-0.16%)
Bitcoin: $US38,009.95 (-5.49%)
There was plenty of interest in our latest look at the huge ETF market (this time focused on China), as well as investing opportunities in batteries — whether that’s battery recycling, or the ASX stocks that are well-placed to meet stricter clean energy regulations in the European market.
While we’re at it, best place to catch up on the week that was is here, with Kick Back.
Also, be sure to check in at 10.20am each day for our daily 10 at 10 column — a live summary of winners & losers at the opening bell.